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Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by visual_kool, Nov 4, 2004.

  1. visual_kool

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    Who here knows their stuff when it comes to what configuration can handle what kind of load?

    We have to setup a test server that will be handling about 40 requests per minute. It will be handing back images as well as some textual data. The database is roughly 200 gig I believe.

    I was wondering if a desktop machine with a P4 with a 800 FSB, 2-3gig of ram and SATA drives could handle this?

    We are trying to keep costs down since this is a test and may not turn into anything solid.

    Also to note, this will not be serving images over the internet, but rather in a LAN environment with a Gbit network.
     
  2. ShortySi

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    computer forum.

    JIZZAM!
     
  3. Boots

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    40 requests per minute? with ease.

    think about it... 40 requests in a minute means the computer has 1.5 seconds to process each request.... a pentium 133 could do that.
     
  4. visual_kool

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    A p133 could take in the requests, but not hit the database, generate and then send back an image.




    DOH :wtf:
     
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    Well put it this way, this server is a 2.4ghz machine with 512mb ram.... the media script does exactly what your describing and it would devour thousands of requests per minute... let alone 40. There are porn posts on the forum that are hundreds of pictures and they all get served within seconds when you view the thread.
     
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    Excellent reply. Thank you.

    Now, what OS is this server using? We are looking at 2000 Server (as none of us have any Unix/Linux knowledge). Would that change your opinion on how much horsepower is needed?
     
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    not sure... as far as my experience with web servers, unix only... it's the only way to go ;)
     
  8. alienc

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    I've setup Windows and Linux Web Servers. Simply put, it is a little more work to setup a Linux one if you are not familar with the OS but once you have it going it is rock solid stable.

    One the other hand my experience with Windows-based Web Servers is that are pretty easy to setup and configure but are not as stable as a Linux based one and with all the security holes in Windows OS's, very vulnerable to attack if every available patch is not applied.

    For testing a Windows web-server would be fine but for a live box I would definitely go with a Linux/Unix configuration.
     

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